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Mutation rates

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In genetics, the mutation rate is a measure of the rate at which various types of mutations occur during some unit of time. Mutation rates are typically given for a specific class of mutation, for instance point mutations, small or large scale insertions or deletions. The rate of substitutions can be further subdivided into a mutation spectrum which describes the influence of genetic context on the mutation rate.


Further reading

Blog posts

Scientific papers

General articles


Articles on mutation rates in the Y-chromosome

Father-son studies

Articles on mutation rates in mtDNA

Whole-genome sequencing

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